Intravenous busulfan plus melphalan versus melphalan alone as conditioning regimen for patients with multiple myeloma
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This study was supported in part by research funding from grants “Red Temática de Investigación Cooperativa en Cancer” (RD06/0020/0031 and RD06/0020/0005) and “Red de Biobancos Hospitalarios” (RD09/0076/00021), research project from the “Instituto de Salud Carlos III” (PS09/01882), research grants from the “Instituto de Salud Carlos III” (CA08/00141, CM10/00321 and CM09/00038), and grant from “Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovación” (BES2008-008053).
Compliance with ethical standards
This study was approved by institutional ethical committee. The written informed consent from all patients included in both studies was obtained according to the Declaration of Helsinki. The study was performed in accordance with the ethical principles of the Declaration of Helsinki and in compliance with institutional or national laws.
Conflict of interest
Adrían Alegre has served on advisory boards for Janssen, Celgene, Amgen, and Takeda and received research support from Janssen, Celgene, and Amgen. Javier de la Rubia has received a speaker honorarium from Abbvie, AMGEN, Celgene, Janssen, and Takeda. The other authors, Margarita Blanes, José Ignacio Lorenzo, Paz Ribas, Ana Jiménez, José David González, Ma. José Cejalvo and Carlos Solano, declare they have no conflict of interest.
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